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1920s Sorbetto

Added May 30, 2011

by Lisette O

West Orange, New...






In attempting to make seven tops in seven days (and my second embellish project this week), I started with Colette Patterns “Sorbetto”, a free download.
I only had to purchase the bias tape and blue braid trim, hooray! I had Edwardian in mind, but the colors and drape make it more late 1920s/early 1930s so that is how I wore it.

Pattern: Colette Patterns’ “Sorbetto” $0
Fabric: Silver sparkly linen, leftover from the “Meh” dress. I didn’t even really have a yardage, just scraps from my scrap box. $0
This pattern was delightful to sew! I can see why the Colette Patterns are so popular. They are very well-drafted/written. I did, however, alter it slightly. I had to take it in at the armpits and up a smidge in the back shoulder seams but those are my usual alterations. I also added some darts to the back to give it more shape.
Notions: Bias tape (JoAnns $1.25?), blue braid trim (Lorraine Fabrics $.99), crochet trim (JoAnns, purchased for another project).
Time: Approximately 6 hours…all that trim meant a LOT of pinning!
Cost: $3, roughly!

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 3, 2011, 11.05 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love the delicate look of this. Good job!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 09.28 PMby saraicat

    This is absolutely adorable. I love your version (actually, your whole outfit)!

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    May 31, 2011, 06.05 PMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, are you going to show us all 7 in one ???? when you are finished with them,, that would be nice,, to see how good you got by each piece,,

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    May 30, 2011, 06.38 PMby leahfranqui

    Oh so cute!

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    May 30, 2011, 09.15 AMby Irina Schwab

    I fell in love with this! Love it!

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    May 30, 2011, 06.47 AMby Debby H

    This looks really pretty and I will be posting my ‘muslin’ version very soon as it turned out much better than anticipated. I agree, the collette pattern was very well instructed and easy to follow and only minor adjustments were needed to get a great fit.

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    May 30, 2011, 02.45 AMby turtlegirl00


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